Alpharetta Restaurant News – August 2014

Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.

It’s been a quiet month of restaurant news. There’s nothing earth shattering here but let’s report on what we know.

Village Burger logoVillage Burger has opened in Johns Creek on Old Alabama near The Fresh Market. This is the second location for these burger flippers out of Dunwoody Village.

The Revue & News reported this week that local chef Boyd Rose has moved to Roswell’s Ertis Kitchen and Bar. Rose’s resume includes gigs at the former Rainwater, Milton’s and Sip Wine and Tapas.

In south Forsyth look for Pueblos Mexican Cuisine to open in the former Chepe’s location on Mathis Airport Road. Not far away is Senor Quintin Mex-Grill which is now open on Peachtree Parkway just north of Johns Creek. And just a little piece up the road was TPS Pizza. They closed a few weeks ago. I regret not reviewing this eclectic joint.

Back in Alpharetta, First Watch opened Monday. The breakfast/brunch restaurant anchors the small new Twin Oaks shopping center on the corner of Old Milton and North Point. The story here isn’t a new restaurant but rather that someone built a new stripmall, something that hasn’t happened in a very, very long time in this area.

Also now open in Alpharetta is Humble Pie Pizza Company. They took over the Johnny’s location near Taco Mac at Main Street and Windward.

tower burger signRestaurants Coming Soon

South Main Kitchen – Likely the next restaurant to open on this list. Downtown Alpharetta.
Chicken Salad Chick – Also very close to opening on North Point near Guitar Center.
Tower Burger – Officially two years in the making.
Costa Vida - Southwest grill very close to opening near The Collection Forsyth.
The Farmhouse – Coffee and crepe shop opening in Johns Creek.
Dancing Mouth Indian Restaurant - Small little Indian concept coming to Jordan Court near Costco.
Boneheads – Opening on Windward near Sri Krishna Vilas.
Anabelle’s Table – Promising new restaurant on Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth.
Mavrick’s CantinaComing soon to Johns Creek Walk.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse - Interior demolition has started. Expect an opening near the first of the year.
Made Kitchen and Cocktails – New concept from the Sedgwicks coming to Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta.
2b Whole European Gluten-Free Bakery - New bakery to open on Milton Avenue in downtown Alpharetta.
Tom and Chee – Near the chicken salad joint on North Point, but a good bit behind them in buildout.

Avalon Restaurant Lineup

Antico / Caffe Gio
Bantam + Biddy
Bocado Burgers
Cru Food and Wine Bar
Goldberg’s Bagel Company
Kona Grill
Marlow’s Tavern
Oak Steakhouse
Ted’s Montana Grill

9 Responses to “Alpharetta Restaurant News – August 2014”

  1. Mike August 8, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Had Village Burger for the first time last week and wouldn’t go back. Food was below average and the service was really bad. No reason to go there over any of the other burger joints in the area.

  2. Renee August 8, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Enjoyed (husband loved) Village Burger last weekend and we are going back tonight! It adds to the family friendly resturaunts in the area. Will not go back to Senor Patron ‘ s not any better than Chepe’s (blaa) that was there before. Will drive to yummy Mr Taco way before I go back there.

  3. Cool Papa Bell August 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Renee, VB is better than average, but in the burger-place-on-every corner area, that’s not good enough. Agree Señor Patron is meh and that Mr. Taco among many others are much better.

  4. Greg August 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    In the “mixed reviews of Village Burger” category, my wife loves it but I’ve never been impressed.

  5. T.C. August 8, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    There was a restaurant opened yesterday in Alpharetta called Ibiza. It was really good. It’s in the same shopping center as Dolphin Pizza. Everyone should try it.

  6. Travis Allen August 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Tried Village Burger on Saturday. Prices aren’t that bad, but the burgers weren’t that good.

    Wasn’t really impressed with the bun that kept falling apart.

  7. ZB August 11, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    RIP TPS Pizza. We’ll miss you…

  8. A August 11, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Went to the VB in Dunwoody last week for the first time and enjoyed it. I don’t know why people are complaining. The service was really good and we all enjoyed the burgers…beef and turkey. Prices are reasonable too. We live in Milton but if in the JC area during mealtime would definitely consider the new location.

  9. Travis Allen August 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Haven’t seen any complaints really.

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